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Notable Thursday Option Activity: HALO, TIF, WDC

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Halozyme Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: HALO), where a total volume of 7,292 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 729,200 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 52.9% of HALO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $14 strike call option expiring June 16, 2017 , with 2,130 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 213,000 underlying shares of HALO. Below is a chart showing HALO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $14 strike highlighted in orange:

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Tiffany & Co. (Symbol: TIF) saw options trading volume of 11,896 contracts, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares or approximately 51.7% of TIF's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $90 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 1,487 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 148,700 underlying shares of TIF. Below is a chart showing TIF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC) options are showing a volume of 17,359 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 50.1% of WDC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $77.50 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 3,652 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 365,200 underlying shares of WDC. Below is a chart showing WDC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $77.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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